Prisoners of the Sea


(15 customer reviews)

This suspenseful, historical novel takes place during the period when France’s King Louis XIV renounces the Edict of Nantes and declares Protestantism illegal. Tolerance is a thing of the past, and we find a band of Huguenot refugees bravely facing one narrow escape after another. But the peril of the tumultuous seas is the least of their worries – little do they know what terrors lie ahead! Even through the kidnapping and endless corruption, they stand firm and confident in the providence of God.

Prisoners of the Sea gives little relief from its unyielding tension and suspense, but the jaw-dropping revelation doesn’t come until the very last chapter!

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15 reviews for Prisoners of the Sea

  1. anonymous (verified owner)

    Prisoners of the Sea. Our family have been reading Lamplighter books for many, many years.
    We all loved Prisoners of the Sea, it has so many twist in it. It is on our top 5 list of Lamplighter books. Our married son just took it home to read it aloud with his wife. He couldn’t wait to reread it again.

  2. anonymous (verified owner)

    Highly Recommended The book was captivating! Ought to be made into Lamplighter Theatre and a Movie as well! The integrity of the main characters are an example for us all to follow! I will be reading this book again. I couldn’t put it down.

  3. anonymous (verified owner)

    A Book I’m Proud to Own! I just love these old books! Thank you for bringing them back!

  4. anonymous (verified owner)

    Captivating I couldn’t put this book down!!! I purchased this book at a homeschooling convention (also signed up for the book a month subscription) for my sophomore daughter. She read a couple of chapters (she hates reading) and told me how boring it was, so I took the book from her to see such boringness…. NOT A BIT BORING!!!! Once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down!!! It was captivating and kept my interest – I’ll admit maybe the first couple of chapters (the story building) may have been a bit daunting for my video game crazed daughter, but I will read it to her and my 4th grade daughter during school time and I’m sure she will be changing her tune! I loved this book!

  5. anonymous (verified owner)

    Amazing!! This one is totally the best of all her books. The way she weaves the chapters together with such suspense, and the final twist at the end, is incredible!! Definitely worth re-reading! Thanks for supplying me (and others) with such GREAT stories, Lamplighter!!!

  6. anonymous (verified owner)

    AMAZING! This is one of my most favorite books ever! I mean I love all the lamplighter books I’ve read, but this one is just awesome. And the plot twists and suspense keep you glued to it for hours. I love a good book and read like crazy, and this one is just so well written. I want to read it over and over again. Florence M. Kingsley and the lamplighter crew, Thank You!

  7. anonymous (verified owner)

    Captivating Story and Detail I have just finished reading this thoroughly captivating adventure. It is a first, in a long time, that I found the story so fluent in pace and charm, that when I put this book down or rather when I could, one is able to consider the finer points like looking at the detail of a tapestry up close. The author obviously knows her characters and their lives. Such an adventure in story and history. What a read.

  8. anonymous (verified owner)

    Best! Lamplighter! Book! I started reading this book on my own, but only a few chapters in I decided I needed to read it aloud to my children (ages 18, 11 & 10). But I just had to keep reading on my own! Just about every chapter ends on a cliffhanger and you just can’t put it down! It has everything you could want in a book – mystery, drama, romance, adventure, pirates, and suspense along with the character building qualities you expect to find in a Lamplighter book. I especially love the little nuggets I’ve gleaned within these pages. For instance when the Huguenot pastor says “Why bemoan a sleepless night? …better to be in communion with the heavenly Father than in an unconscious state…” Love that! This is one book we’re proud to own (we will read it again and again!) and highly recommend to anyone – lovers of books or no! This would make a great movie!

  9. anonymous (verified owner)

    Grand Adventure! This is an awesome story. Once I got into it a chapter or two, I could hardly put it down! I want to read it again so I can soak in all the little parts that I might have overlooked in the grand drama of the whole story. The story is a grand adventure and mystery! As Dr Mark Hamby states in the Preface, “this story will captivate you from beginning to end.” I wholeheartedly agree! Order this book! You will not regret it!

  10. anonymous (verified owner)

    I Gave it a 4 Out of 5 Stars My first book through Lamplighter and it was a winner. Excellent storyline that kept you on edge. A historical novel I guess of sorts. I would definitely recommend this read.

  11. anonymous (verified owner)

    One of My All-Time Favorites! My mom originally read this book aloud to us kids, and then I reread it again recently, and loved it both times. It is one of those books that is amazing and new and fresh every time you read it, and as you go you suddenly start to remember what is going to happen and you can feel goosebumps standing up on your neck because something was just foreshadowed or you realized something you didn’t before. Because it is one of those books that covers all my favorite genres in one (action/adventure, mystery, [some] romance, and historical fiction) I have to place it as one of my favorites of all time. It also is long, giving time for lots of plot threads and character development. I liked all the characters, even the bad guys were well done, the plot was thicker than mashed potatoes, the characters Christian faith actually effected them (I loved Winter’s interaction with the pastor), and overall awesome. I think my favorite characters had to be Winters and the pirate guy whose name I forget. Also the real life history that goes on with the man in the iron mask is pretty fascinating! This book is most definitely a good read for anyone who likes more classical literature.
    As I recall there were some intense scenes, so I would recommend it for 12+

  12. anonymous (verified owner)

    Novel Seafaring Adventure and Mystery This being my 1st Lamplighter Non-Audio Story Book purchase, I have to say I was impressed. The reading was enjoyable, informative, and well-paced, with lots of good vocabulary challenges. I very much appreciate the preserved originality of the Negro’s and sailor’s dialect and diction. The interwoven Scripture references are well placed as the story unfolds. I also liked the added background information on the Huguenots. A mix of pirates, preachers, damsels and noblemen faced with alienation, secrets, perils, and redemptive character development. Well worth the read.

  13. anonymous (verified owner)

    Couldn’t Stop Reading!! This is a great book! The Hidden Hand has been a long time favorite for me, far surpassing all other books, but this one has come very, very close!! The role models, the mystery, the way the story moved, it was all great. You will be tempted to read the ending first! RESIST!! It is worth the wait! This is a great book and one of Lamplighters greatests books!

  14. Tina Neufeld (verified owner)

    I greatly enjoyed Prisoners of the Sea. My favourite part was the historical aspect of it. Extraordinary read!

  15. Andrew Morris (verified owner)

    This book was FANTASTIC!!! I love reading about French history so this book was perfect for me! I loved all of the character development, mystery, and suspense that Kingsley brought together in this amazing novel! I was especially fascinated by the discovery in the final chapter, which has to be read at the end and not before finishing it! This is a must read for any Lamplighter fan like myself!!!

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